NEWS

Electronic Health Records: The eClinicalWorks False Claims Settlement—Big Fines & Unprecedented CIA Obligations

False Claims Act actions targeting health care vendors have become more common. eClinicalWorks (ECW), one country's biggest electronic health records software vendors, learned that lesson the hard way … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Study Shows Benefits of Large-Scale, Clinical Sequencing Initiatives

Large-scale sequencing initiatives performed in integrated health care systems, such as the DiscovEHR collaboration, can advance genetic discovery and serve as a "blueprint" for adoption of … [Read more...]

EHR

Patients Prefer Web Access to Test Results

Patients increasingly prefer to receive laboratory test results via password-protected websites and portals, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. … [Read more...]

CYBERSECURITY

Survey Reveals Cybersecurity and Social Media as Top Compliance Concerns

Cybersecurity is a top compliance concern according to a survey of compliance professionals conducted by Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics … [Read more...]

HIPAA

HHS Task Force Announcement and $3.9 HIPAA Settlement Focus Attention on IT Security

A$3.9 million settlement arising from a potential HIPAA breach and an announcement regarding a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force emphasize the risks to the privacy and security … [Read more...]

EHR

Anticipate Health IT Changes in Order for Labs to Participate in Payment Reform, Coordinated Care

Health care reimbursement is quickly moving from the fee-for-service model to value-based payment and coordinated care among providers. This change may affect labs significantly because to get in on … [Read more...]

HIPAA

Recent $3.9 Million Settlement and Task Force Announcement Focus Attention on Health Care Information Security

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence A $3.9 million settlement arising from a potential HIPAA breach and an announcement regarding a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … [Read more...]


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